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Address: Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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+81 90-8925-6816

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Water Pond leading to Kofuku-ji Temple

We walked all the way down from Nara JR station and at the end of Sanjo Dori, there was a waterpond with turtles and some landscapes around. A nice stop prior to proceed to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked all the way down from Nara JR station and at the end of Sanjo Dori, there was a waterpond with turtles and some landscapes around. A nice stop prior to proceed to Kofuku-ji Temple. There were many noodle shops around and may be you could have some snacks here before going further.

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Locarno, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nothing special about that ugly, muddy pond... I don't know what is the big deal with it. You will surely pass by when going to the historic district, but don't make it be the goal of your trip ;)

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Thank ziobilly2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A fairly large pond at the end of Sanjo Dori. It is a very photogenic area so a nice area to just walk around. They also have a small multi tiered pagoda near the lake side. Although not in Nara park there are still some deer who manage to get here.

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Thank Acineto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice pond to walk past on you way to or back from Kofuku-ji Temple. Always lots of ducks and ducklings to see here. There is also a great noodle spot on the corner.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Sarusawa-ike is a water pond located halfway from Nara JR Station to Kofukuji Temple. It can be used as a resting location for tourists in the area where some shops and cafes are nearby. Occasionally, you can find turtles in the pond and worth to take a few photos on it. Not a must-see spot for visitors to Nara.

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This pond near the edge of the historic precincts of Nara is not a must-see but it does have an historic pagoda as a backdrop, making it a very peaceful place to stop for a drink or sit in the park. There are lots of people walking and sitting here in good weather. There are also some turtles in the... More 

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Thank Raymond W
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Do sit down by the pond under the trees to get some shade on a sunny day and maybe mingle with the locals. You get beautiful views towards the Kofukuji. There are turtles in the pond also to keep you interested.

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Thank pepics
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Sarusawa Pond is located beside Kofukuji Temple, and many tourists passes by. The water is not really clean, but you can find some fish and tortoises here. It is a good place to take a rest.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Zushi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A large pond situated between Nara Park and the Naramachi area. Some nice views can be had whilst sitting and relaxing for a little while. Try and spot the many small turtles that live in the pond.

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Thank Andrew K
Veszprem County, Hungary
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Since it's located near Kofukuji you will pass by if you take the average route to see Nara. But there are places that are much more worth to spend time at. Pond so it's nice but really nothing special.

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